One of the oldest sanctuaries in Adventism, the Village church in South Lancaster, Massachusetts, dates to 1864, just one year after the denomination was organized. Ellen G. White, cofounder of the church, spoke here on several occasions, and the 1899 session of the church’s General Conference was hosted here.
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“God has a purpose in sending trial to His children. He never leads them otherwise than they would choose to be led if they could see the end from the beginning, and discern the glory of the purpose that they are fulfilling.”
—Ellen G. White, from her book Prophets and Kings, p. 578
The cradle roll Sabbath school lesson was about Noah and the ark. After each of the children had put a toy animal safely into the wooden replica of the ark, the teacher had trouble closing the door. The children waited while she knelt down to fix the problem.
Wanting to help and knowing the story all too well, Asher, our 3-year-old grandson, jumped to his feet shouting, “Get the angel! Get the angel!”
—Bill and Joyce Van Scheik, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada
Our daughter Jenn told us this precious story of granddaughter Victoria, who is 2½ years old: “Victoria and I were reading the story of Samuel, and how God called him in the middle of the night. Victoria picked up the phone a while later and said, ‘I want to call Samuel!’ ”
—Judy Thomsen, Columbia, Maryland